Thursday, June 22, 2006

What will they think of next?

Effervescent Pull-Ups in the Future?

I found this the other day, surfing around and just about spit coffee all over my monitor. Kimberly-Clark, maker of Pull-Ups training pants, has filed a U.S. patent for training pants that contain an effervescent agent. Yes, when your child pees, there will be "a release of gas next to the skin of the wearer during and/or after urination occurs to alert or signal the wearer."

Now, I know they've come out with the Pull-Ups that contain a sorbitol patch that makes your child's skin feel cool when she's wet. I think that mimics what the process would be if your child wore cloth trainers, but I'm not so sure how I feel about effervescent bubbles.

As a mom of a toddler, I don't think I would pressure my son to the point of using something like this. When he starts to show more interest and starts to let us know he has gone potty in his pants then we will worry about potty training. While I would love to not have to change diapers any longer, it seems like more trouble forcing him to use the potty before he's ready to learn. We all learn soon enough...

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